Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Don King: Imam Didn't Throw Enough, Ramirez Was Relentless

Jose Ramirez won his first world title Saturday night with a unanimous decision victory over Amir Imam to win the WBC’s vacant 140-pound belt.

Ramirez pulled away in the late rounds, swelling Imam’s right eye in the process to take the title that became open when Terence Crawford moved up to welterweight.

Ramirez, a 2012 U.S. Olympian, won by scores of 120-108, 117-111 and 115-113. He improved to 22-0 with 16 knockouts. Imam fell to 21-2.

don-king (1)

”I should have done more to the body,” he said. ”And I needed to. I just keep thinking about all the things I should have done.”

Ramirez relentlessly pressured Imam and pounded away with hard left hooks, and Imam just couldn’t keep him off for all three minutes. Ramirez won the final three rounds on all three scorecards after Imam had gotten back into the bout with some good work in the middle rounds.

The WBC’s 2,000th world title fight was the first time promoters Bob Arum and Don King went against each other since March 12, 2011, when Miguel Cotto stopped Ricardo Mayorga in a WBA super welterweight fight.

King, wearing a giant button of President Donald Trump on his glittery denim jacket, boasted big as always leading into the fight but had to acknowledge that his fighter lost it afterward.

”The kid was relentless. He fought like a Mexican. Just relentless,” King said. ”Imam made him miss a lot but he didn’t throw enough punches back. He just didn’t throw enough punches.”

Ramirez did most of his damage with left hooks in the early rounds but hurt Imam with a right to the head in the sixth. He went back to the left hooks in the seventh, ripping Imam with at least three or four, but Imam came right back with a strong eighth.

But Ramirez quickly regained control and wobbled Iman late in the 10th. Imam, who was the WBC’s No. 1 rated contender, had a swollen right eye in the 11th and any chance of rallying to win the bout ended when Ramirez drove him back into his own corner with a hard combination moments after the 12th began.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tom Cruise on 03-19-2018

[QUOTE=FinitoxDinamita;18583008]You foos who are hating on King.. why exactly? Lol fkin followers A true boxing head loves Don King.[/QUOTE] I'm reading 'Life and Crimes of Don King' right now. Im sure some of it is embellished or exaggerated to support…

Comment by kimboslice7 on 03-19-2018

Out of all the fighters he robbed he really has nothing to show for it.he should be a billionaire.there's no way he should be on millionaire status.but at the end of the day count your blessings

Comment by SHO_RULEZ on 03-18-2018

Imam is what they call a cutie. Wants to stand back and box. But you have to be willing to show a guy like Ramirez, when he goes into the foxhole, that you're willing to go down there and get…

Comment by Zaroku on 03-18-2018

[QUOTE=FinitoxDinamita;18583008]You foos who are hating on King.. why exactly? Lol fkin followers A true boxing head loves Don King.[/QUOTE] I love it when King holds up the flags of whatever nation his fighters are from. King is cool. I really…

Comment by FinitoxDinamita on 03-18-2018

You foos who are hating on King.. why exactly? Lol fkin followers A true boxing head loves Don King.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (17)
Top Headlines Loeffler: Canelo Needs Golovkin More Than GGG Needs Him! Julian Williams: Munguia is Green as Grass, I'll Never Get Him Malignaggi on McGregor Loss: He's Bigger P*ssy Than I Thought! Murata: I'm Not Good With Quick Feet Fighters, I Took a Beating Machado: Everyone Knows I'm Real WBA Champ, Not Gervonta Davis Tommy Fury, Tyson's Brother, Aims To Be a World Champion Anthony Yigit Warns Ivan Baranchyk To Expect To Get Shocked Brant's Promoter Says Murata Rematch is Real Possibility Neeco Macias vs. Jesus Soto Karass - Nov. 8, Golden Boy on ESPN Christopher Diaz is Back: November 24 in San Juan, Puerto Rico Canelo, Golden Boy Deal Extended By Four Fights, Says Gomez Photos: Hughie Fury Hits Sofia as Kubrat Pulev Clash Looms Photos: Sullivan Barrera, Seanie Monaghan - Putting in Work Hearn: How Can Mayweather Hold Back Davis From Making More Money? Hughie Fury Not Bothered By Likely Hostile Crowd in Sofia Michael Conlan Officially Added To Frampton-Warrington Card UK News: Tommy Fury Debut, Jack Brubaker, Bob Yalen Jake Ball Injured, Withdraws From Craig Richards Fight Pacquiao: I Want To Face Top PBC Fighters For Rest of Career Arsen Goulamirian Breaks Down, Stops Mark Flanagan in Nine Gloferson Ortizo Secures Split Nod Win Over Mario Esparza Felix Cash Goes For WBC Regional Title at Copper Box Arena Jorge Linares Likely To Return on Canelo-Fielding Undercard Hearn Agrees With Arum on Showtime Leaving Boxing like HBO Canelo On Cut Over Left Eye: If It Opens Up, We'll Close It Again Rodriguez-Moloney, Dorticos-Masternak: WBSS Afterthoughts Hearn: If Wilder-Fury Does 1 Million+ Buys, I'll Give Wilder 50-50 Frank Warren: I Thought We Had Deal For Yarde-Monaghan DeGale: I Finally Get a Chance To Outclass Eubank, Shut Him Up Wilder Predicts Very Brutal KO of Fury: His Entire Body Will Spin! Carl Martin Defends WBA Asia Belt Against Chul Suh in Ifugao Tomoki Kameda vs. Abigail Medina Lands on Abema TV A 'Monster' Awaits Rodriguez After Victory Over Moloney Spence: I'm Now #1 at 147, Keith Thurman Must Face Me! Video: Tevin Farmer Talks Gervonta Davis Showdown Video: Sugar Ray Leonard on Pacquiao-Broner, Canelo-Andrade Katie Taylor: Amanda Serrano Doing Everything To Avoid Me Hearn: For Golovkin, The Biggest Fight is Canelo Trilogy at DAZN Video: Eddie Hearn Reacts To Canelo-Andrade, Murata's Loss Video: Brant's Promoter Reacts To Big Win Over Murata
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement